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The American Bungalow rocker by Thos. Moser Furniture, $3,150, is crafted in cherry wood with mortise-and-tenon joints. An adjustable backrest and gently curved armrests ensure comfort.

Inspired by the Bauhaus tradition, the David chair by Busk + Hertzog for apt, $750, is clean and classic in form. The frame is made of matte satin steel, and the seat can be upholstered in felt or tara in 14 colors.

“Rock and stop� is the idea behind the Equilibrium chair by Danko Design Initiative, $512. The sleek rocker is stable when the occupant leans forward but rocks when weight is shifted backward.

The Ruth rocker, $3,005, and Flip ottoman, $1,805, by New Zealand designer David Trubridge curve in all the right places. Their hoop pine plywood is available in a lacquered or oil finish.

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Part of the Pasadena Bungalow collection, Stickley’s East Colorado rocker, $1,331, exudes classic Arts & Crafts style. It’s constructed of sapelli wood from the Ivory Coast with accents of African black wood.

The intricate lines of the Sleepy Chair, $2,395, designed by Seyhan Ozdemir and Sefer Caglar, add visual interest to a traditional piece. It’s constructed of walnut (shown) or birch plywood and features wool upholstery.

Inspired by the shape of a director’s seat, Takeshi Nii created the still-stylish Ny rocking chair, $500, back in 1958. The rocker’s simple canvas, stainless-steel and beechwood form folds to a mere 5.5 inches deep for storage.

Want a rocker to grow old with? The Heritage Rocking Armchair by Philippe Starck and Emeco, $715—handcrafted from 80 percent recycled aluminum—is designed to last for 150 years. Its sleek, lightweight body makes it a low-maintenance choice for many a spot, both indoors and out.

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magnificent water views SET ALONG A PEACEFUL cul-de-sac, this extraordinary home in the hamlet of Eaton’s Neck enjoys a sought-after waterfront locale, poised on the shores of Northport Bay and Long Island Sound and affording breathtaking panoramic views. Throughout 12 rooms are six bedrooms and four full and two half baths, while the 3.42-acre property features more than 400 feet of private sandy beach and a 120-foot floating dock. This home is sure to appeal to those who appreciate maritime pleasures and dazzling sunrises as well as discerning homebuyers with exquisite taste in home design. Spacious first-floor rooms define this grand 11,000 square-foot estate, with a sparkling heated indoor pool serving as a most

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meticulously maintained, the park-like grounds provide their own attractions through lovely gardens and, for the recreation-minded, a full and private racquetball court. Situated on the north shore of Long Island, Eaton’s Neck is a peninsula that extends into Long Island Sound. Approximately 45 miles from Manhattan, the area is surrounded by beaches while at the same time being heavily wooded with hills and valleys. Having retained most of their early beauty, the hills and shores of Eaton’s Neck remain unmatched for their beauty, and various forms of wildlife, particularly birds, continue to proliferate.

For more information on this spectacular home, contact Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at 888-283-9636.

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NEW JERSEY

PRIVATE COUNTRY ESTATE

ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECE

Colts Neck, NJ—This spectacular paradise, enhanced by an approximately 3-acre lake with a natural island, specimen plantings and meticulous grounds, sits on a knoll amidst almost 19 acres of seclusion. Truly one of a kind! Lois Cohen, Sales Associate $5,000,000 732-946-9600

Colts Neck, NJ—Magnificent in every detail! This 25-room palatial mansion exudes luxurious comfort in a prestigious Monmouth County location overlooking Due Process Golf Course. Ann Wiltz, Broker Sales Associate $4,250,000 732-332-3831

TRULY A WINNER

RAMAPO RIVER ESTATE

Harding Township, NJ—Completed in 2009, this manor home offers unparalleled craftsmanship and architectural enhancements including majestic columns, intricate moldings and custom touches at every turn. Magnificent kitchen and sumptuous master suite with fireplace in sitting room and bath. 800-575-0952 $2,999,000

Mahwah, NJ—This charming “Cowboy Cabin” sits along the trout-stocked Ramapo River on a 5.5-acre estate. The two-year-old main house features a great room with 3-story stone fireplace, a turn-of-the-century bar, a home theater and billiard parlor with French doors to the patio, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 5 fireplaces and a finished third floor, plus your own golf hole. Linda Dator, Sales Associate $2,850,000 201-825-7700

NEW CUSTOM COLONIAL IN RUMSON

ENGLISH COUNTRY RETREAT

Rumson, NJ—This new 6-bedroom custom Colonial is set on 1.5 acres with 7,800 sq. ft. of luxurious living space. Features include 1,300-sq.-ft. master suite, chef ’s kitchen, paneled library, 6+ baths and 3-car garage. Pauline Poyner, Sales Associate $2,850,000 732-842-3200

Saddle River, NJ—Set on 3+ acres, this enticing sanctuary boasts a separate guest cottage and pool. Nestled on a knoll, this original Saddle River home has been graciously modernized with quality materials and European craftsmanship. Irene Cuffe and Patrice Kinch, Sales Associates $2,500,000 201-825-7700

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NEW JERSEY

SOPHISTICATED ENGLISH TUDOR

COUNTRY MANOR

Montclair, NJ—Distinguished 1930 English Manor with Tudor elements, set on 2+ acres. Spectacular New York view. Over 10,000 sq. ft. of living space, with a Clive Christian kitchen. This home is truly an entertainer’s delight. Oneida Mendez-Laws, Sales Associate $2,499,999 973-783-5100

Haworth, NJ—Captivating 6-bedroom, 6.5-bath Colonial offers more than 7,000 sq. ft. of luxurious living on 3 levels. A gourmet kitchen, 3-room opulent master suite, oversized rooms, home theater and in-ground pool make this home perfect for entertaining. 800-575-0952 $2,398,000

ONE OF A KIND

MAGNIFICENT HOME, STANTON RIDGE

Westfield, NJ—Sophisticated residence, beautifully renovated offering 4 fireplaces, gourmet kitchen, library, family, dining and living rooms. The resort setting boasts 1.3 landscaped acres including pool and patio. Tamatha “Tammie” Costello, Sales Associate $2,350,000 908-233-5555, ext. 206

Readington Twp, NJ—This Stanton Ridge masterpiece offers cherry hardwood floors, intricate custom moldings, chef ’s gourmet kitchen, conservatory, 4 fireplaces and 10-seat movie theater. Outdoor paradise includes spa, pool and waterfall. Maryann Spekhardt, Sales Associate $2,295,000 908-782-6850, ext. 308

ELEGANT LIVING Westfield, NJ—Stunning 5-bedroom, 5.5-bath Westfield residence blends elegance and fine living with a floor plan ideal for elaborate or casual entertaining. The wonderful location is close the center of town and the train. Maryalice Ryan, Sales Associate $2,199,000 908-233-5555, ext. 232

FABULOUS BUILDER’S OWN HOME Summit, NJ—5-bedroom, 4.5-bath Colonial sits impressively among its white picket fences and on 1.3-acre park-like property with duck pond and bridge leading to a gazebo! Custom designed kitchen, master suite with adjoining Florida Room, 29x30 great room with cathedral ceiling, stone fireplace and wall of windows! Eileen Sergent, Sales Associate $2,137,500 908-522-8222

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NEW JERSEY

CUSTOM LAKEFRONT DREAM HOME

NEW STATELY BEAUTY

Sparta, NJ—This captivating custom lakefront residence boasts floorto-ceiling water views. Recently remodeled, the home’s luxuries include a fabulous gourmet kitchen, 2-story stone fireplace, home theater and spectacular family room. French doors open to an in-ground pool and lake access with dock. Located in a gated and private residential community. 800-575-0952 $1,999,000

Watchung, NJ—Gallowae Manor, a new brick Colonial, features classic design and superb detailing in Watchung’s premier neighborhood. 5 bedroom suites, library, stunning lower level. Opportune value. 800-575-0952 $1,990,000

MOUNTAIN MAJESTY

ELEGANT RANCH

Kinnelon, NJ—With breathtaking views of the horizon, this gorgeous 21-room manor estate in Kinnelon offers 3 lavish levels of living, a wonderful floor plan for entertaining and a private setting with gardens and mature trees. Lisa Masterson, Sales Associate Price Upon Request 973-838-9300

Franklin Lakes, NJ—Renovated and rebuilt Ranch! Stunning Urban Farms 5-bedroom home on 1.25-acre lot with pool, waterfall and spa. State-of-theart kitchen with 16-foot island. Carole “Lynn” Brescia, Broker Sales Associate $1,899,900 201-891-6700

DELIGHTFUL SURPRISES

DESIGNED WITH DISTINCTION

Tewksbury, NJ—An opportunity unlike any other to enjoy resort living every day is offered by this creatively designed, 18-room contemporary set on 9.96 pastoral acres. Vincenza Montrone and Nan Reil, Sales Associates $1,849,000 908-766-2900

Holmdel, NJ—Spectacular and unique postmodern residence in Holmdel, 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, a huge kitchen, palatial master suite. Walls of windows, skylights, walk-out finished lower level, heated pool. Truly stunning! Barbara Alvarez, Sales Associate $1,699,000 973-946-9600

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NEW JERSEY

STUNNING FRENCH COLONIAL

LAKEFRONT GEORGIAN COLONIAL

Watchung, NJ—Privacy, quality and a prestigious location! 7 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half baths on a 1.5-acre wooded lot. Fireplaces in the master suites, finished basement, gourmet kitchen, beautiful craftsmanship throughout! 800-575-0952 $1,695,000

Wayne, NJ—Gorgeous lakefront Georgian Colonial is set on 2 lush acres of estate-like property with pool, lake, dock and blooming gardens. Wonderful residence ideal for year-round casual or formal entertaining. Robert Lindsay, Broker Sales Associate $1,600,000 973-692-3535

ELEGANCE BEYOND COMPARE

ELEGANT HOLMDEL COLONIAL

Bernardsville, NJ—A park-like setting surrounds this 5-bedroom Bernardsville home with conservatory, gourmet kitchen and 3 fireplaces. The resort setting includes a custom deck, patios and summer kitchen. Ulrike Kreiner-Holzhauer, Sales Associate $1,500,000 973-543-2552

Holmdel, NJ—Ideal for entertaining, this magnificent 6-bedroom, 5.5bath Colonial is nestled on 1.46 gorgeous acres in one of Holmdel’s most prestigious neighborhoods. Silvana Buckley, Sales Associate $1,474,900 732-946-9600

“FOUR WINDS”

BUILDER’S PRIDE AND JOY

Scotch Plains, NJ—Blending old-world charm and modern elegance, this grand estate offers a private setting and gorgeous Colonial home with 3 levels of gracious living. Mary Ellen O’Boyle, Broker Sales Associate $1,375,000 908-233-5347

Totowa, NJ—A wonderful cul-de-sac location is the setting for this gorgeous 4+ bedroom home with more than 1 acre of property in prestigious Dey Hill Estates. Custom appointments at every turn make this house an ideal place to call home. Pina Nazario and Theresa DeProspo, Sales Associates Price Upon Request 973-778-4500

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TRANQUIL LUXURY

GRACEWOOD SUPREME

Old Westbury, NY—This property is enhanced by a glorious pool, cabana, pond and 2.09 picturesque acres backed by a golf course. Graciously entertain in the exquisitely renovated 5-bedroom, 2-den custom home. Top Jericho School District. 866-283-9636 $3,300,000

Manhasset, NY—Spectacularly adjoining the Great Lawn of the splendid Gracewood clubhouse, this supreme 14-room Hamptons-style home is a decorator’s showcase with every imaginable amenity. 866-283-9636 $2,995,000

STONE HILL RARITY

QUALITY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP ABOUND

Manhasset, NY—Rare perfection in a 24-hour gated community, this exceptional, spacious Stone Hill residence includes an extraordinary 2-story living room, exquisite grounds and an in-ground pool. 866-283-9636 $2,950,000

Old Westbury, NY—This all-brick postmodern on 5.9 acres offers 6,500 sq. ft. of living space. Its generous rooms include a state-of-the-art kitchen, large formal rooms, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and a superb formal entry with dual bridal staircase and Swarovski crystal chandelier. 866-283-9636 $2,900,000

STRATHMORE ELEGANCE

BEAUTY ON THE SOUND

Manhasset, NY—Near the country club, lavish classic details hallmark this elegantly magnificent brick Colonial in the heart of Strathmore Vanderbilt. Distinctive luxury includes an endless pool. 866-283-9636 $2,695,000

Eaton’s Neck, NY—The Sound views sparkle clear to Connecticut in this pristine postmodern waterfront home; enjoy direct beach access and a 103 ft. bulkhead and mooring. 866-283-9636 $2,295,000

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CLASSIC AND STATELY

POSTMODERN SPLENDOR

Great Neck, NY—This stately, spacious 6-bedroom Colonial boasts elegance, superb details, fine formal rooms, a grand entry, new eat-in kitchen, redone lower level and superb grounds in a coveted area. 866-283-9636 $2,100,000

Dix Hills, NY—Magnificence reigns throughout this 2007 postmdern Colonial, custom created with every imaginable amenity amid 1-acre grounds, enjoying an in-ground pool, waterfall, basketball court and koi pond. 866-283-9636 $1,999,000

OLD-WORLD GRACE

“GOLD COAST” CLASSIC

Roslyn Estates, NY—Perfectly set in the heart of Roslyn Estates, this 5bedroom old-world Colonial warmly showcases flawless classic design and superior living. Spacious beauty meets every desire. 866-283-9636 $1,999,000

Old Westbury, NY—Nestled on a cul-de-sac amid 2.17 acres backed by magnificent 200-acre Old Westbury Gardens, this imposing 7-bedroom center-hall Colonial embodies spacious custom grandeur. 866-283-9636 $1,995,000

FOX HOLLOW WONDER

MEDITERRANEAN GRACE

Old Westbury, NY—Elegant brick center-hall Colonial. Totally renovated with custom cabinetry, floors and moldings. Gourmet designer kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, gas cooktop and wine cooler. 866-283-9636 $1,899,000

Northport, NY—Stunning grace defines this spacious 2005 Mediterranean-style home with exquisite salt-water pool and waterfall on 2+ gorgeous acres. The fabulous amenities include a chef’s Verde Grande granite eat-in kitchen with walkin pantry, radiant heat, 3-car garage, au pair suite and private beach and mooring. 866-283-9636 $1,799,000

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THE LEGEND BY THE SEA

COLONIAL EXCELLENCE

Glen Cove, NY—Enjoy luxury at The Legend Beach & Yacht Club, on Long Island Sound’s Gold Coast. A boat slip, deeded beach rights, pond and water views accompany the custom designer residence. 866-283-9636 $1,749,000

Roslyn Heights, NY—Richly appointed details distinguish this spacious, 6-bedroom Hampton-style Colonial home, gracefully custom built with its own in-ground pool within the Wheatley school district. 866-283-9636 $1,699,000

FOX HOLLOW MASTERPIECE

“THE GRAND COLONIAL”

Old Westbury, NY—Elegantly updated, this exquisite 4-bedroom home and inviting pool grace 1.42 acres in the East Williston school district. Offering Brazilian teak floors, a finely appointed eat-in kitchen, charming living room with fireplace, lovely master suite and much more. 866-283-9636 $1,650,000

Dix Hills, NY—Soaring spaces, elegant pillars, finest detailing and opulent appointments enhance this home with library, home theater, gym, 5 bedrooms with private baths and more. 866-283-9636 $1,550,000

A SUPREME LIFESTYLE

AT THE CHATHAM

Northport, NY—Every luxury accompanies this superb 5,500-sq.-ft. home: 2 fireplaces, a 2-bedroom guest suite, finished lower level, customized home theater, pool, hot tub, patio and wonderful outdoor cooking center/bar. 866-283-9636 $1,349,999

North Hills, NY—At The Chatham, the finely detailed old-world grace of this classic Dover townhome includes a lovely great room, fireplace, supreme kitchen, main-level master and pond view deck. 866-283-9636 $1,349,000

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POSTMODERN ESTATE

RESORT ELEGANCE

Dix Hills, NY—Enjoying the English garden, pool, tennis and clubhouse of gated Hunting Hollow Farms, this superior 5-bedroom estate-style home provides luxury at its best, a great room, in-law/au pair suite and full basement. 866-283-9636 $1,299,000

Plainview, NY—Enjoying the luxurious amenities of a gated resort community, this elegant 4-bedroom Colonial showcases fine design, bright clerestory and Palladian-style windows, cathedral ceilings and superb built-in finishing touches. Its main-level master suite, excellently appointed kitchen, butler’s pantry, fireplace, 2-car garage, patio and private yard enhance exceptional style. 866-283-9636 $1,199,000

A PRISTINE CLASSIC

“THE SHIRE”

Dix Hills, NY—Perfection amid private, level, fenced .94-acre grounds on a culde-sac in an appealing 15-year-young community, this immaculate, completely updated, 5-bedroom postmodern Colonial is accompanied by Half Hollow Hills schools. The finished lower level includes its own entry, an office, full bath and bedroom, creating separate space for staff, guests or household members. 866-283-9636 $1,199,000

Northport, NY—World-class new construction distinguishes “The Shire,” where sounds of the sea and tranquil year-round water views of Long Island Sound invite strolling to a private gated beach. Fine appointments throughout, copper gutters and leaders, 2 custom stone fireplaces, fabulous baths and spectacular views from the treetop mahogany deck. 866-283-9636 $1,199,000

CLASSIC EXCELLENCE

AWARD-WINNING BEAUTY

Northport, NY—Luxurious comfort rests by the sea. Here warmth, beauty and classic excellence mark a lovely 5-bedroom residence with sensational new tumbled-marble bath featuring a 2-sided fireplace into the master bedroom. 2 graceful acres on a private country lane in a waterfront community with an association beach and mooring. 866-283-9636 $1,100,000

Dix Hills, NY—Finest post-and-beam design blends open elegance with traditional flair for this dramatic 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath residence, amid award-winning landscaping with pool on 1.12 acres on cul-de-sac. 866-283-9636 Price Upon Request

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LAUREL HILL

GENTLEMAN’S FARM

Greenwich, CT—Captivating estate set on 5.24 acres. Features include an impressive kitchen, 6 bedrooms, home theater, wine cellar, bocce court and koi pond. Joanne Mancuso and Kathryn Clauss $14,500,000 800-767-0078

Greenwich, CT—Engulfed in pastoral splendor, this coveted 14-acre midcountry compound with a regal Georgian and dependencies presents infinite future possibilities. Tamar Lurie $12,975,000 800-767-0078

A MARVEL OF GRANDEUR

MAGNIFICENT RESIDENCE

Farmington, CT—Estate on 17± acres with a pond, pool and pool house. 48,000± sq. ft. of space includes 2 commercial-grade kitchens, night club room, professional cinema, indoor pool and gymnasium. Ana D. Moore $10,900,000 800-767-0078

Rye/Port Chester, NY—Architectural drama! Sound panoramas reign in this magnificent, uncompromising 9,000 sq. ft. direct waterfront stone-accented Newport Shingle-style and pool. Ken Boucher $6,950,000 800-767-0078

A HOME OF ELEGANCE AND GRACE

MASTERFUL ARCHITECTURE

Madison, CT—Waterfront magnificence on 1.16 acres with 200 ft. of private, sandy beach, this 7,700-sq.-ft. French Country estate resonates with grandeur. Sue Clifford $6,950,000 800-767-0078

Weston, CT—Constructed by an artisan builder, this consummately designed home features notable principal rooms and 5 bedroom suites on 3.59 landscaped acres with pool, pool house and spa. Carla Rea $6,000,000 800-767-0078

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CENTER-HALL COLONIAL

PICTURE-PERFECT COMPOUND

Irvington, NY—1920s 6-bedroom Colonial featuring formal living and dining rooms with period fireplaces, a state-of-the-art kitchen, pool and tennis court, only 35 minutes to NYC. Therese Militana Valvano $4,500,000 800-767-0078

Greenwich, CT—Masterful home on 2+ private acres with pool and guest house. Updated to new. Living and dining rooms, library, granite kitchen, family rooms and 5 bedroom suites. Linda Hodge $4,375,000 800-767-0078

INSPIRATIONAL WATERFRONT ESTATE

LILY’S PATH

Madison, CT—Masterfully constructed, this private waterfront beauty features open living and dining rooms, an expansive gourmet kitchen and 4 bedrooms suites. Lorey Walz and Meig Walz Newcomb $4,250,000 800-767-0078

Greenwich, CT—Exquisite Georgian in gated Lily’s Path, an idyllic enclave steps from Greenwich Avenue. 4,836 sq. ft. of classic detail in a designer décor. Tamar Lurie $3,945,000 800-767-0078

“REDWING”

EXCEPTIONAL RESIDENCE

Lyme, CT—An extraordinary country estate, “Redwing” offers an expanded, restored 1910 residence, a pool house and 40 private acres with commanding views. Roger Parkman and Diane Gregory $3,450,000 800-767-0078

Fairfield, CT—Custom 9,200-sq.-ft. residence features 5 fireplaces, a cherry library, handcrafted gourmet kitchen and master suite with dual baths and balcony. Heated pool, spa and pool house. Robert Wiederlight $2,995,000 800-767-0078

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LAKEFRONT ESTATE

EXTRAORDINARY SHINGLE-STYLE COLONIAL

Scarsdale, NY—Custom lakefront home features a 25’ foyer, formal living and dining rooms, a gourmet kitchen, new baths, 7 bedrooms including a first floor master and a finished lower level. Helen Badt $2,750,000 800-767-0078

Darien, CT—Custom Colonial featuring a gourmet kitchen, family room enveloped by oversized windows and a capacious master suite on 1+ acre of immaculate grounds close to town. Gail Ord $2,750,000 800-767-0078

GRAND NEO-CLASSICAL ESTATE

DIRECT WATERFRONT AND BEACH

Darien, CT—Renovated farmhouse with expansive water panoramas features a custom crafted kitchen by Deane, third-floor family room with balcony and deeded access to Five Mile River. Beatrice Page $2,595,000 800-767-0078

Branford, CT— Located directly on the Long Island Sound, this captivating home allows for enviable beachfront entertaining and relaxation. Built to the highest caliber with room for expansion. Joe Piscitelli

$2,450,000

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TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY MANOR HOUSE

CONNECTICUT RIVER

Briarcliff Manor, NY—Perched on 3± acres with outbuildings and a tennis court. Original details include a wood-paneled living room and staircase, high ceilings and 5 fireplaces. Teresa Duguet and Amy Moore $2,150,000 800-767-0078

Lyme, CT—Premiere contemporary architecture on 12 acres with stunning views of a protected marsh, winding river and beyond. Private setting encompassing a pool, decks and landscaped grounds. Jeanne Rutigliano $1,995,000 800-767-0078

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AN ENVIABLE 27-ACRE LANDSCAPE

EXQUISITE BONIELLO ESTATE

Killingworth, CT—Situated on over 27 picturesque acres is this 3,600sq.-ft. residence comprised of 9 rooms, 5 bedrooms, gunite pool, playground and outbuildings. Lorey Walz and Meig Walz Newcomb $1,900,000 800-767-0078

Amawalk, NY—Estate home features a 2-story foyer, epicurean kitchen, master suite with marble bath and a finished lower level with an antique bar and wine tasting room. Andrea DePalma $1,650,000 800-767-0078

“TREETOPS”

PREMIER DESIGN

Lyme, CT—Perched high on 23.78 acres, this luxurious lodge showcases maple floors, gracious entryways, stone decks and dual baths off the master; all encompassed by dramatic views. Lucretia Bingham $1,600,000 800-767-0078

Old Lyme, CT—This remodeled residence with modern amenities, fine finishes and tranquil marsh views features a gourmet kitchen, first- and second-floor master suites and a heated pool/spa. Victoria Barri and Nancy Birge $1,500,000 800-767-0078

MADISON SHORE RESIDENCE

IN A CLASS BY ITSELF

Madison, CT—Madison Shore residence close to Waterbury Beach featuring a living room with gas fireplace, kitchen with commercial-grade appliances and 4-season porch with Long Island Sound views. Wanda Pellegrino $1,375,000 800-767-0078

Norwalk, CT—Spectacular views encompass this new 5-bedroom home featuring a 2-story foyer and great room, gourmet kitchen, lavish master, finished lower level and 3-car garage. Venke Vey $1,299,000 800-767-0078

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let there be light A Fire Island beach house rebounds from a bad case of sunblock

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TEXT BY LISA S. KAHN

PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRISTOPHER WEIL

AT ITS HEART, SEASIDE LIVING IS ABOUT

the relationship between home and water. You strive for “ocean-tricity”—when the two elements are in perfect harmony—as Scott Bromley and Jerry Caldari, founders of Bromley Caldari Architects in Manhattan, call it. Judging by their renovation of a Fire Island retreat, it’s clear they have mastered this particular yin and yang. Since spectacular views are a beach house’s bottom line, the two-story wooden structure in Fire Island’s Pines section was a puzzlement: The mid-1960s building had a pedigree—it was designed by Harry Bates (“the first beach house architect,” says Bromley), who turned the traditional layout upside down by putting living rooms on the second floor above bedrooms. While his inverted plan’s goal was to provide more access to views, this particular home also featured a solid terrace rail, undersize windows and low fascia that separated the interior from the Atlantic Ocean. Despite its eccentric design, the house made a powerful first impression on the owners, life partners from Manhattan with successful Wall Street careers. “When you stood outside the gate, all you saw was this large, understated square structure,” one of the women recalls of her initial glimpse five summers ago. “But when you walked inside, you were hit by a view of the ocean from the breezeway that runs through the center of the house. It’s an amazing balance that brings you to another place immediately.” Enraptured by this central feature, the couple purchased the three-bedroom property. Eventually, they were introduced to Bromley, a fellow Fire Island resident who had already updated several other Batesdesigned houses in the community. When

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The new galley kitchen, left, provides room for a dining table. Meanwhile, the simple décor in the master bedroom, below, allows the seascape to take center stage.

the renovation finally began, architect and clients were already thinking alike. “Our primary goal was to remove any visual barriers that separated the homeowners from the sea, in addition to repairing the frame and shell from the ravages of the climate,” explains Bromley. To accomplish this, the deep soffit overhanging the top floor was removed, and bay windows were added in all three bedrooms. The exterior was “slipcovered” in clear cedar, with rectangular boards attached by screws that form a ribbon pattern. Inside needed revamping too, as the women were expecting their first child and wanted the interior to reflect their new lifestyle. In the master suite upstairs, a narrow bath gives a nod to the Caribbean, with a shower tiled in shades of turquoise and green, and features a picture window overlooking the beach. “If someone’s got a pair of binoculars, God bless ’em,” Bromley says with a laugh. The original kitchen was boxy and square, leaving little room for a dining table; now it’s been transformed into a sleek galley. The homeowners themselves restained the original knotty pine walls to complement new pine floors. A deck upstairs, accessed from the kitchen by new sliding glass doors, has been expanded out toward the ocean by approximately 6 feet. On the lower level, one of the renovated bedrooms now serves as a home office, complete with a small refrigerator and sink hidden in the closet. A powder room accessed from the other bedroom also features an outdoor shower. The homeowners are pleased with the light and space provided by the renovation, and they’ve already begun spending more time there year-round. “We find the house equally enjoyable when it’s blizzarding,” says one. Their relationship with the architect also has deepened. “When you work with someone, you never know if you’ll be friends, but we’ve gotten much closer over the years,” she says. “Now Scott often gets to enjoy the house with us.” 22

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The upstairs master bathroom features stunning ocean views, as well as turquoise and green tiles that create a Caribbean feel.

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down on the farm A pastoral setting invites coziness on a grand scale

ARCHITECTURE BY PAI ARCHITECT AND ED O’BRIEN INTERIOR DESIGN BY JOAN PICONE AND ROBIN CONNERS TEXT BY DENISE DIFULCO PHOTOGRAPHY BY HAL BROWN

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“COZY” ISN’T USUALLY THE FIRST ADJECTIVE that springs to mind when you’re talking about a 9,000-square-foot house. But it does describe the home of Jamie and Mark Leiss in Far Hills, New Jersey. Despite a spacious floor plan, the abode achieves intimacy and hominess. That warmth is apparent with one’s first look at the farmhouse-style exterior. And inside, proportion is achieved through the considered use of architectural elements including fieldstone walls, wide-plank floors and bead-board ceilings. The Leisses wanted a large property in the picturesque Somerset Hills that would provide ample space for themselves and their three children, ages 4, 14 and 15. But they were discouraged by the cavernous proportions of many houses on the market. “A lot of the homes we looked at were big and boxy,” Jamie says. “They had cathedral entryways with PREVIEWS

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Distressed furniture and matte tones complement the great room’s expansive stone wall, continuing the rustic feel. Two custom pony-hair benches flank the fireplace, while a weather vane topped with a horse figure stands above.

The music room features one of the home’s four fieldstone fireplaces, plus four cushy chairs— perfect for enjoying the sweet tunes from the nearby piano.

lots of wasted space. We wanted a home big enough for our family but casual.” Their thoughts kept returning to the 10½-acre Far Hills property, which was impeccably maintained but remained unsold because of the home that stood upon it: a 1954 gray-brick ranch. “No one wanted to do what had to be done, which was tear it down or renovate it,” Mark says. “We finally reached the point where we said, ‘We’ve got to bite the bullet.’” So they purchased the property and began a $3 million renovation that expanded the structure to six bedrooms and reimagined it as an authentic farmhouse while adding modern amenities that included a large eat-in kitchen, a mudroom and a game room. The

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exterior was conceived by PAI Architect of Branchburg and later refined by architect Ed O’Brien of Oldwick. For the interiors, the couple chose to forge ahead by themselves, hiring a friend, Nick Mancini of Miana Properties in Califon, as general contractor. Taking control allowed the forty-somethings to be creative in ways not possible in their day jobs. (Mark is in corporate event production, and Jamie trades European stocks on Wall Street.) “The inside of the house is so individual because we didn’t have anyone holding our hands,” Jamie explains. “We consulted a lot of different tradespeople, got input from them and found solutions for everything.”

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Their kitchen designer, Joan Picone of European Country Kitchens in Pittstown, was particularly influential. She designed not just the kitchen but also their four fieldstone and two brick fireplaces. She also assisted with bathroom layouts and cabinet design. Later in the building process—which took about two and a half years—the Leisses won a room interior design at a silent auction held by their kids’ school. That’s how they met Robin Conners, owner of Martinsville’s Favourite Finds. She helped them conceive a floor plan and choose furniture for their outsized family room. “We wanted pieces that would cozy up the room but not steal the show,” she says. Conners also assisted with other finishing details, like picking

window treatments for the master bedroom and tracking down a 500-year-old pitchfork from Ireland that hangs above the kitchen table. “The attention to detail here is unbelievable,” she says. “Everything had to be authentic for them. If they didn’t have a piece of antique furniture, they had it built from wood from an old barn.” In fact, there are four types of reclaimed wood used throughout the home. The only areas where new wood was used were in the master suite and third-floor “tower,” which feature tiger maple floors. “We wouldn’t change a thing that we did,” Mark says. “Since we were so intimately involved with every square inch, we love every square inch.”

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DESIGN BY JAMES RIXNER TEXT BY DEBBIE BOLLA PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAY ROSENBLATT

delight in Deco A passion for French Art Deco design was the driving force behind this six-year Westchester County renovation TAKING A HOUSE THAT WAS CUSTOM-BUILT for someone else and making it your own is a daunting task—and Pam and Dwaine Kimmet were not about to go it alone. They sought the guidance of New York City designer James Rixner, who welcomed the challenge of redoing their 6,700-square-foot Briarcliff Manor home. “They didn’t want the house ripped apart, so we took breathers,” says Rixner, adding that the homeowners, both busy professionals, have hefty work and travel schedules. “They wanted to live a normal life in between.” The entire project took six years to complete. Inspiration for the renovation came from the Kimmets’ love of French Art Deco design. “I have always been drawn to its clean lines,” Pam explains. The home originally had a “ski-lodge” look—casual furniture arrangements and lots of oak and stone. Rixner transformed it into an elegant, symmetrical, formal space with Art Deco touches throughout. CONTINUED

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LIVING ROOM • Draperies in Zhandara silk by Nancy Corzine in ecru with vintage ribbon-like tiebacks from Paris. • Custom radius sectional upholstered in silk by J. Robert Scott. • Low-sitting Lorin Marsh coffee table crafted from Macassar ebony with hand-cast bronze mounts. • Custom cut-and-loop vine pattern area rug from Patterson, Flynn & Martin. • A pair of Entourage LA floor lamps with alternating white and yellow gold leaf finish.

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The designer began by scouring antique shops and flipping through yards of fabrics. A palette of creamy neutrals was selected for the main level—after four months of contemplation—to complement the Macassar ebony and rosewood furniture. Draperies in Zhandara silk were chosen to enhance the double-height windows in the living room. The gold-leaf sculpture in the foyer was purchased by the homeowners during a weekend getaway in Philadelphia. When Rixner found the 1920s French chandelier that hangs in the dining room, he immediately called Pam at work. She ran 10 blocks to meet him at Antique Accents in Manhattan—and fought off other customers for the prized piece. Plain foyer walls were upholstered in flub silk, oak floors became marble and stray furnishings were replaced with symmetrical pairs. In the end, the Kimmets got exactly what they asked for. “It’s truly an expression of ourselves,” says Dwaine.

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MEDIA ROOM • Tri-color, striped silk draperies with embroidered accent stripes from Interials. • Custom sofa upholstered in F. Schumacher fabric with throw pillows covered in fabrics by Lee Jofa, Zoffany and Marvic. • David Iatesta antique gold coffee table available through John Roselli. • Romney side table from Dessin Fournir available through Jerry Pair.

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DINING ROOM • Vintage French Sabino chandelier, circa 1925, with original metal mesh mountings from Antique Accents. • Ceiling covered in white gold leaf wallpaper by Larsen. • Mini tub chairs upholstered in iridescent floral fabric by Jaclyn Olearson. • Vintage French 1940s Maurice Renck walnut and rosewood buffet from Alan Moss Antiques with inlaid marble top and nickel hardware. • Silken wool Tibetan rug from Patterson, Flynn & Martin.

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LONG ISLAND & QUEENS

restaurant guide If you’ve got a craving, there’s a dining establishment in the area that will satisfy it. Turn to this listing next time you want a wonderful meal out. AJI 53 Begin with inspired appetizers like the Blue Crab Fajita or the Garlic Sea Bass, then indulge in this posh Japanese spot’s signature rolls. Among them: the “AJI King,” featuring King crab, avocado and shrimp topped with spicy tuna, yellowtail and the chef’s special sauce. A hip atmosphere adds to the luxurious ambience. 53 East Main Street, Bay Shore; 631-591-3107

European commingle in tasty fare. 36 West

teriyaki. 169 East Park Avenue, Long Beach;

Park Avenue, Long Beach; 516-897-7000

516-432-6446

FOUR FOOD STUDIO & COCKTAIL SALON New menus are introduced every 13 weeks at this season-centric hot spot, which features unique design and decor to match its “through the year” theme. Asian-American influences pair with local, seasonal ingredients—and a divine drink menu. 515 Broadhollow Road, Mellville; 631-577-4444

PACE’S STEAK HOUSE

ARTURO’S

The art of marinating has been perfected at this striking steakhouse, with each cut of meat marinating in a secret brewed sauce for three days. A selective wine list provides the perfect counterpart to any meal. 325 Nesconset Highway, Hauppauge; 631-979-7676 THE PARKWOOD CAFÉ

Come for a meal and you’ll be fed as if you

Spotlighting an oft-neglected cuisine, this

were part of the D’Anna family. Antonio runs

German eatery is far from pretentious, as

the dining room, while wife Mimma works the

attested by the beer steins, wood paneling

kitchen, turning out Italian classics. 246-04

and moose head at the door. 399 Montauk

Jericho Turnpike, Floral Park; 516-352-7418

Highway, West Islip; 631-587-2844

BABYLON CARRIAGE HOUSE Set in a 19th-century carriage house, this beloved eatery offers a Be Your Own Chef menu, where diners can specify the preparation of their meal, from the filet mignon with truffled mac and cheese to the half roasted chicken. 21 Fire Island Avenue, Babylon

GEORGE MARTIN

Village; 631-422-5161

Dry-aged steaks and fresh seafood are served with expertly crafted martinis at this American

PRIME Enjoy an elegant view of Huntington Harbor as you dine at this romantic waterfront restaurant, which offers an extensive wine list. Select from seafood (including sushi) and dry-aged steaks and chops, or try the “Jet Setter,” a fixed-price menu highlighting cuisine from around the world. 117 New York Avenue, Huntington; 631-385-1515

BESITO

bistro. Other classic offerings include an ice-

A gourmet take on traditional Mexican cuisine,

berg wedge and jagerschnitzel. 65 North Park

RARE 650

here you'll still find tacos and enchiladas,

Avenue, Rockville Centre; 516-678-7272

It’s not your typical steak house: in addition

albeit stuffed with goodies like achiote-

to favorites like filet mignon and rib steak,

seasoned pork cooked in a banana leaf. Don’t

THE IRISH COFFEE PUB

this eclectic eatery also specializes in sushi

miss the guacamole prepared tableside. 1516

Thanks to a small assemblage of tables and a

and Mediterranean seafood. Dine in one of

Old Northern Boulevard, Roslyn; 516-484-3001

stone fireplace, “warm and intimate” best

many chic spaces, including a plush lounge,

describe the setting of this Irish abode.

sushi bar, and outdoor seating area. 650

BRANZINO

Featuring staples such as corned beef and

Jericho Turnpike, Syosset; 516-496-8000

This hideaway explores the cuisine of northern

shepherd’s pie, plus American fare. 131

Italy, with dishes like homemade ravioli

Carleton Avenue, East Islip; 631-277-0007

stuffed with duck and grilled rack of lamb

SRIPRAPHAI Often ranked tops for Thai, this Woodside

with a dark mint sauce. Or try the restaurant’s

KOTOBUKI

spot serves authentic dishes you won’t see

namesake: a whole Mediterranean sea bass

Supremely fresh describes the sushi offerings

offered many other places. And crowds are

served baked or grilled. 152 Union Avenue,

at this Japanese gem. The specialty rolls draw

willing to wait for a seat and a chance to see

Lynbrook; 516-599-6161

rave reviews, as do the fried oysters. But be

how much spice their taste buds can handle.

prepared to wait since no reservations are

64-13 39th Avenue, Queens; 718-899-9599

CIAO BABY

accepted. 1530 Old Northern Boulevard,

Visions of Frankie, Dean and the rest of the Rat

Roslyn; 516-621-5312

TOURNESOL Feel transported to France in this tiny 40-seat

Pack can’t help but be conjured up at this 21stcentury Italian delight. Patrons will begin their

MALAGUETA

bistro. Homemade foie gras terrine, escargot

meal with crusty Italian bread and assorted

Dig into Brazilian home cooking at this Astoria

and frisee aux lardons are just the beginning

olives as they groove to the sounds of

hideaway. Meat lovers will rejoice with the tradi-

to steak frites or cassoulet. 50-12 Vernon

Motown, before feasting on family-style

tional pincanha barbecue, and seafood fans will

Boulevard, Queens; 718-472-4355

portions of Italian favorites. 204 E. Jericho

be tempted by several fresh fish selections. 25-

Turnpike, Commack; 631-543-1400

35 36th Avenue, Queens; 718-937-4821

WILD HONEY DINING & WINE

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NAGAHAMA

Fictional Duke Falcon traveled the world in

The small spot turns out top-notch Japanese

the 1930s, and the menu here reflects the

cuisine. Regulars endure the waits and pack

culinary influences he would have picked up.

in to dine on chef Hide Yamamoto’s fresh

Asian, Mediterranean, Caribbean and

sushi creations, crispy tempura and tasty

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Roosevelt kept his summer office, this New American is creating history of its own with an imaginative menu. Enjoy the slow-cooked baby-back ribs or spicy sesame prawns. 1 East Main Street, Oyster Bay; 516-922-4690 P

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An Inside Look at Local Luxury Living from the Luxury Division of Coldwell Banker